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Wetherill Street Upgrade – Fairfield City Council

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2015 - Mid 2016
Estimated Project Cost:$8,180,000
Australian Government Contribution:$8,180,000
Local Council/Shire:Fairfield City Council

Project Description

Local Roads Package

The Australian Government, in partnership with the New South Wales (NSW) Government, has announced a ten-year road investment programme of over $3.6 billion for western Sydney. This programme includes a $200 million funding package for upgrades to locally important roads, and is part of the Australian Government’s plan to build the infrastructure of the 21st century and grow the NSW economy.

The Local Roads Package will enable the Australian Government to fund a range of works that will improve local transport connections and support the communities of western Sydney around the airport. This package will fund a range of road upgrades which would have the greatest benefits for local communities by increasing safety and improving traffic flows.

Wetherill Street Upgrade

The project includes:

the duplication of the carriageway in the section of Wetherill Street between Polding Street and The Horsley Drive;

the installation of new traffic control signals at the Shakespeare Street and Wetherill Street intersection;

  • upgraded traffic control signals at The Horsley Drive and Wetherill Street;
  • additional turning lane in the section between Victoria Street and Polding Street;
  • construction of the road section between The Horsley Drive and Victoria Street;
  • water main relocation;
  • noise attenuation and soundproofing measures; and
  • additional landscaping.


The project will achieve the following objectives:

  • reduce travel times;
  • improved safety by reducing crash rates;
  • reduce maintenance costs; and
  • increased capacity and enhanced efficiency of the road network.


The Australian Government is fully funding this $8.2 million project.


Construction commenced on 17 August 2015 and was completed on 30 June 2016.

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Project details last updated: 2/08/2018